Central Maine Neurology

10 Minot Avenue

Auburn , ME

(207) 795-2927

Practice Hours

  • Sunday:
  • Closed
  • Monday:
  • 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday:
  • 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday:
  • 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Thursday:
  • 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Friday:
  • 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Saturday:
  • Closed

About

Welcome to Central Maine Medical Center's Neurology Department. Below, we've listed the conditions we treat, our awards and accreditations, our collaboration with Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston and more. Conditions We Treat Some of the disorders classified as neurology diseases seem unrelated, but they all have their origins in the brain or spinal cord. Our board-certified neurologists, neurosurgeons and stroke specialists treat the full range of neuro disorders at CMMC, including: Back and neck pain Brain and spinal tumors Dementia Epilepsy Movement Disorders Parkinson's disease Dystonia Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Stroke Joint Commission Honors and What They Mean for You A Joint Commission certification is more than just a plaque on the wall. Their special Primary Stroke Center Certification is only awarded after a rigorous inspection of the Center's procedures and patient outcomes, and they gave it to CMMC in part because of the multidisciplinary approach our board-certified professionals take in treating stroke patients. In their words, CMMC's Primary Stroke Center is, "among the leading programs in the nation." CMMC's Primary Stroke Center also was granted the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association's "Get With the Guidelines—GOLD PLUS Quality Achievement Award." That honor recognizes our commitment to providing the very best treatment possible, always using the most current science. Collaborating for Excellence CMMC recently launched a Telemedicine program with Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, which gives us constant, immediate access to their emergency doctors. The collaboration is especially useful for stroke patients, when the need for diagnosis and treatment is urgent. By the time you reach the hospital, the Massachusetts General doctor has received your medical records electronically and is consulting with your doctor in CMMC's Emergency Department on how to best address your crisis. Later, when you've stabilized, CMMC and Massachusetts General neurologists will bring in neurosurgeons, psychologists and other medical professionals to form your individualized treatment plan. The Boston specialists don't only work with CMMC doctors in saving stroke patients; they also consult about brain and spinal tumors, movement disorders and other conditions. CMMC also collaborates with Shields Healthcare Group, leaders in advanced imaging technology, including fast-acting MRI scans, PETs and CT. Their radiology doctors work closely with CMMC's radiologists to select the most accurate and fastest test for your condition. Stimulating Your Spinal Cord Electricity-based therapies are making headway in medicine, and one of the most innovative is Spinal Cord Stimulation Therapy. In this innovative procedure, a small electrical charge is set off in your brain that blocks the brain's ability to sense pain in your spinal cord. A similar procedure, "neuromodulation," is used in treating epilepsy; electricity prompts your brain to release chemicals that reduce the frequency or severity of seizures. Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) and Other Innovative Surgeries One of the more groundbreaking procedures of the last two decades, Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) likewise uses electrodes implanted in your brain. They produce electrical charges that help regulate the brain's impulses and your movements, so your body is less likely to twitch or make other unintentional moves. The electrodes are connected to a pacemaker-like device in your chest—the source of the electricity. If you're in pain caused by nerve damage, your doctor might recommend a Baclofen pump be inserted in your chest. The pump has one job: to send a pain drug directly to your spinal cord; the Baclofen pump already has been a pain-relieving miracle for countless patients with injuries that left them partially paralyzed but still suffering severe nerve pain. CMMC's neurosurgeons perform a range of other brain- and spinal cord-related surgeries and therapies—perhaps less dramatic than DBS or the Baclofen pump, but providing immense relief to patients nonetheless: Botox® treatment: Just as Botox® relaxes facial muscles to relax forehead muscles and smooth out wrinkles there, Botox® can be injected into your muscles to relax them and treat excessive contractions. If you're diagnosed with Dystonia or another movement disorder, your doctor might recommend trying a Botox® injection. Some conditions of your spine can be treated with surgeries such as vertebrae removal and spinal fusions. CMMC's surgeons: perform such surgeries routinely. CMMC's neurosurgeons operate on the brain for a variety of reasons. If you've suffered an aneurysm, for instance, you might undergo surgery to clip the weak or broken vessel closed so the bleeding stops. Neurosurgeons at CMMC might operate to remove a blood clot, correct nerve damage or relieve pressure caused by a brain injury.

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